Auctioneers in Iowa
I cut my teeth in auctioneering selling farm equipment and over the years I’ve sold thousands of pieces of farm equipment in every imaginable shape and condition. I’ve sold brand new tractors and I’ve sold 80 year old tractors. I know what brings the money and what doesn’t and sometimes its easier to make a piece of equipment worth a […]
How Do Farmland Auctions Work?
“How do farmland auctions work? ” Fairly often I get this question and I first offer my joking response “pretty darn good”. It’s not extraordinary that you wouldn’t understand how a farmland auction works, most people that are not farmers don’t go to them and if you are selling a farm there is a high likely […]
The Corn Suitability Rating or CSR has been around since 1971 when it was first described in an ISU publication by Dr. Thomas Fenton a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University but the concept of CSR and productivity ratings date clear back to 1930 when the concept was first noted at ISU. In 2011 ISU began rolling out the […]
Its that time of year again when we are down to just 3 weeks to go before farm leases must be terminated (September 1st in Iowa) (August 29 in Nebraska) to clear the way for the sale of farmland in Iowa this Winter. Farm tenancy terminations must be in writing, text messages, emails and other electronic communications will not suffice. […]
Does Having An “Outside” Auctioneer Hurt Your Iowa Land Auction? I’ve had this question asked of me more than once. Some people worry if they hire an auctioneer they perceive as not a regular in a certain market that could somehow impact the results of their auction.
First of all I think its important to know exactly what an “outside auctioneer” […]